Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 2:43 pm
Former Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Doug Legurksy signed with the Buffalo Bills on Wednesday after visiting with them on Tuesday.
Legursky, who was originally signed by the Steelers as an undrafted free agent in 2008 out of Marshall, spent his first five years in the league with Pittsburgh as a backup center/guard.
In 2012, Legursky started two games at center and one at left due to injuries suffered to both Maurkice Pouncey and Willie Colon during the season.
Despite being the Steelers top interior swing offensive lineman for several years, Legursky's play at the guard position Read more [...]
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 2:21 pm
During the 2013 NFL Draft, Pittsburgh Steelers defensive backs coach Carnell Lake said that while cornerback William Gay could play some safety in case of emergency; it's not something that he really envisions happening, as the Louisville product just isn't built for the position.
"In the past William has played some safety," said Lake back in April. "He’s rotated back there based on some concepts that we were working. My first year with him and even in years past when he was here, he could play safety. I’m not counting on him being a down in and down out safety. He’s not built for a safety Read more [...]
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 11:36 am
According to Pittsburgh Steelers PR man Burt Lauten on Twitter, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had minor surgery Wednesday on his right knee that was the result of slight discomfort this offseason.
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said in a statement that they advised Roethlisberger to get the surgery done now to ensure he will be completely healthy for the start of training camp in July and that the procedure will have no long-term effects on his health.
Roethlisberger said in a recent radio interview this offseason that he was healthy and made no mention of his knee. Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Read more [...]
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 11:12 am
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday during his press conference that he hasn't put nose tackle Steve McLendon in a box as it relates to the former undrafted player saying last week that he wants to be an every-down player in his first season as a starter.
However, If Tomlin was going to try to put McLendon in a box this season, it appears as though he would need a smaller one this year compared to last year as Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh-Tribune-Review reports that McLendon said on Tuesday, he now weighs 320 pounds, which is 15 pounds lighter than the 335 pounds he weighed Read more [...]
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 10:18 am
Pittsburgh police have already arrested and charged two men in connection with the early Saturday morning stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams and according to Liz Navratil of Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, they are currently looking for a third suspect who may have fled the area.
Navratil reports that acting major crimes unit Cmdr. Kevin Kraus said Wednesday morning during a press conference that they are looking for Jerrell Whitlock of Hazelwood, who reportedly was the man who stabbed Adams during the attempted carjacking of his truck.
Since the incident took place, police have arrested Read more [...]
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 9:31 am
Injuries really have taken their toll on the Pittsburgh Steelers over the course of the last two seasons, and team president Art Rooney II has taken notice of it.
“It does happen sort of in cycles, and hopefully we’re getting through this cycle," said Rooney back in January. "But having said that I don’t think we can just sit here and believe we’ll come to the end of the cycle. We have to look at everything we’re doing, and we will look at everything we’re doing, from the training and conditioning side of things, from a practice side of things and see if there are things we can do Read more [...]
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 7:50 am
Although Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones played in a 3-4 defense while at Georgia, veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote said on Wednesday after practice that it will be tough for him to overtake fourth-year linebacker Jason Worilds as the starter outside right away.
“It's going to be difficult (for Jones to start immediately), especially outside,” Foote said, via a report by Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “There is so much technique, (knowing) where you've got to line up, inside or outside. The fortunate thing is they (Jones' Georgia) played a 3-4. Read more [...]
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 6:50 am
As discussed here previously, it is safe to say that the Pittsburgh Steelers currently have a dearth of leadership on offense that stems from championship success. Aside from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, only tight ends Heath Miller and Matt Spaeth can boast a Super Bowl ring in the offensive huddle.
A champion’s leadership had seemingly been a staple of the Steelers locker room for the better part of the past decade, with younger players speaking frequently in interviews of how the older players would flash their rings in the faces, figuratively or literally, of the less Read more [...]
Wednesday, June 5th, 2013 at 5:50 am
By Jeremy Hritz
Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor was playing some of the best football of his career before his season ended on a broken ankle against the Baltimore Ravens on December 4th. While he was not picking off passes in bunches, Taylor continued quietly in his staple role with the Steelers as defender of the marquee receiver. No matter whom the receiver, Taylor shadowed him and was largely responsible for the outstanding performance of the pass defense.
A season before in Denver, there were many question surrounding Taylor’s ability to effectively man the responsibilities Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 9:04 pm
With second-year tackle Mike Adams currently recovering from stab wounds suffered early Saturday morning on the South Side in an attempted carjacking, several Pittsburgh Steelers players are being asked to comment about the incident and veteran inside linebacker Larry Foote was asked to give his thoughts Tuesday after practice.
"Well you know; bad people come out late at night," said Foote, who claims the only time he goes out late at night these days is to get a gallon of milk. "I mean that's just the rules of the game and the guys just got to be aware of that."
Foote, however, was once Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 7:22 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers waived/injured tight end TE Zack Pianalto on Monday and he is now on their injured reserve list after clearing waivers Tuesday.
Pianalto had suffered some sort of calf injury during the Steelers second week of OTA practices which resulted in him needing to be waived injured.
Pianalto's stay on the Steelers injured reserve list will depend on the seriousness of his injury. Unless the Steelers decide to work out an injury settlement with him beforehand, he will remain on the list until he is completely recovered.
The Steelers were forced to waive/injured undrafted Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
Dequay Means, the second person arrested and charged in the early Saturday morning stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams, is better known as Pittsburgh area rapper Quay Meanz, who is a self-proclaimed affiliate of Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang.
Meanz was arrested Monday evening after Pittsburgh Police traced leads they had from the scene of the crime that included a dropped a cell phone along with video surveillance from a nearby restaurant.
According to hiphopdx.com, Meanz appeared on Taylor Gang's mixtape "Taylor Gang Over Everything 2", which was released earlier this year. Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 12:21 pm
The Pittsburgh Steelers returned to the practice field Tuesday following taking Monday off in order to go to Dave & Busters for a team building exercise and absent from practice were safeties Troy Polamalu and Ryan Clark, according to Mark Kaboly of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Twitter.
Polamalu was absent last week as he is speculated to be back home in California continuing his training. Clark missed the first day of practices last week but was reportedly present for the Wednesday and Thursday sessions.
While Kaboly doesn't say specifically, it appears as though cornerback Ike Taylor Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 11:38 am
With Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams sidelined for a while as he recovers from stab wounds suffered in an early Saturday morning carjacking attempt, it was Kelvin Beachum and not Guy Whimper that took the first team reps Tuesday at right tackle, according to Jim Wexell on Twitter.
Over the course of the first two OTA sessions, Beachum has worked as the backup center behind starter Maurkice Pouncey. Last season, however, Beachum started the last five games of the regular season at right tackle after both Adams and Marcus Gilbert were sidelined for the season with ankle injuries.
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Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 10:02 am
A second arrest has been made in connection with the early Saturday morning stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams.
According to USA Today, Dequay Means was arrested Monday night after a chase on foot and is now charged with criminal attempt homicide, aggravated assault, attempted carjacking, former convict not to possess a firearm, terroristic threats, criminal conspiracy and escape.
Earlier Monday, Michael C. Paranay had been arrested and charged with criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, attempted robbery and conspiracy. He is now in jail.
"I didn't know it was Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 6:44 am
By Matthew Marczi
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger recently gave an interview for 93.7 The Fan during which he alluded to a new club, a subset of players on the team: the ‘08ers. The ‘08ers are the remaining members of the Steelers’ roster who have won a Super Bowl with the team, the most recent being during the 2008-2009 season.
Roethlisberger noted that head coach Mike Tomlin gathered all the ‘08ers into his office and spoke of the importance of catering the offseason to the young players on the team, the ones who don’t yet know what it’s like to hoist the Lombardi Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 6:08 am
Pittsburgh Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey only had a chance to play alongside guard David DeCastro in three regular season games last season due to the 2012 first-round draft pick tearing up his knee in the preseason; however, he said last week he's expecting "big things" out of the Stanford product in 2013.
"He's going to be great," said Pouncey. "A guy that can really move around and get outside on the edge and block guys and really move if we got to run power football. So it's excellent to have him right next to me."
The Steelers offensive line was snake bitten in 2012 as Pouncey, DeCastro, Read more [...]
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013 at 5:34 am
By Jeremy Hritz
What are the chances that your starting right tackle gets stabbed in the early morning trying to stop a group of individuals from stealing his truck? As was reported Saturday morning, second year player Mike Adams was stabbed in the stomach in Pittsburgh’s South Side. Thankfully, it has been reported that Adams has been treated and will be OK. With the rash of injuries that plagued the Steelers offensive line in 2012, and after the incident Saturday morning, one has to wonder if the unit is cursed.
This past season for the Steelers offensive line was a challenging one, with Read more [...]
Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 10:58 pm
During his interview with the media last week, Pittsburgh Steelers nose tackle Steve McLendon talked about being an every-down player in his first year as starter and on Monday head coach Mike Tomlin had a message for him.
"I don’t have Steve or anyone in a box," said Tomlin, when asked his thoughts on McLendon's comments. "If he shows that he is capable of helping us through three downs, I will utilize him. Tell him I said that."
Mclendon made sure everyone knew last week that he has changed his whole way of thinking this year.
"I'm no longer saying 'good,' I'm saying 'great' because Read more [...]
Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 9:39 pm
According to Christine D'Antonio of KDKA-TV, a second suspect in connection with the early Saturday morning stabbing of Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams during an attempted carjacking has been brought in for questioning, but no charges have been filed as of yet.
Earlier Monday, Pittsburgh Police arrested Michael C. Paranay and charged him with armed robbery, criminal conspiracy and aggravated assault for his connection with the stabbing of the Steelers second-year player.
According to D'Antonio, surveillance video taken from an area South Side business was recovered and it shows the Read more [...]